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December 5, 1975

December 5, 1975, was a Friday. It was the 339th day of 1975. The decade was the seventies.

48 years, 2 months, and 27 days have passed since December 5, 1975.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 5, 1975

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 5, 1975:

  • United States: "Fly Robin Fly" by Silver Convention
  • United Kingdom: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 5, 1975

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Fly, Robin, Fly - Silver Convention
  • That's The Way (I Like It) - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • Island Girl - Elton John
  • The Way I Want To Touch You - Captain & Tennille
  • Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers
Play the top singles from 1975
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1975. Take a trip back to the days of Queen, 10cc, ABBA, Barry Manilow and the Bee Gees.
Let's Do It Again

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Let's Do It Again" was at the top of the box office on December 5, 1975.

Facts

This date occurred 17,619 days ago. Approximately 587 months have passed. It was the 339th day of 1975, in week 49. The decade was the seventies. There were only 26 days left in the year. People who were born on December 5, 1975, are now 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 196 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to December 5, 1975

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is December 5, 1975, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas season of 1975 has begun. In America, the song "Fly Robin Fly" by Silver Convention is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie Let's Do It Again is at the top of the box office.

Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Maude", "The Six Million Dollar Man", "Happy Days", and "Barney Miller". In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s and early 1970s has disappeared. The disco look is beginning to take off. Women are wearing t-shirts, khaki pants, mood rings, kimonos and flare jumpsuits. Meanwhile, men are wearing velvet sports coats, slogan t-shirts, flannel, frilly shirts, jeans and khaki chinos.

Because it's 1975, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Billy Swan, 10cc, Alain Barriere, Morris Albert, the Salsoul Orchestra, Captain & Tennille, Elton John and David Bowie. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sal Mineo, Anissa Jones, Rosalind Russell, and Tommy Bolin would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Tank", and "Gun Fight".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "Bagpuss", "The New Adventures of Gilligan", and "Return to the Planet of the Apes". Children are playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Battleship (game), Baby Alive (doll), and Shrinky Dinks.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 5, 1975.

  • Christmas 1975 has begun.

    Christmas 1975 has begun

    The Christmas holiday season of 1975 had just begun. Retailers were starting to play festive music, and decorations were beginning to spring up.
  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad

    Mood rings were a big fad in 1975 and 1976. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    The best NBA players in 1975 were Bob McAdoo, Rick Barry, Elvin Hayes, Nate Archibald and Walt Frazier.
  • 1975 in movies.

    1975 in movies

    Movies released in 1975 included Jaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Shampoo, The Return of the Pink Panther, Funny Lady, The Apple Dumpling Gang, "Aloha, Bobby and Rose", The Other Side of the Mountain, Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Death Race 2000.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    In 1975, the best soccer players were Oleg Blokhin, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Berti Vogts, Sepp Maier, Ruud Geels, Jupp Heynckes, Paul Breitner, Colin Todd and Dudu Georgescu.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975.
  • American women.

    American women

    "American women" were named Time Person of the Year in 1975. This cover symbolized the new consciousness of women and their changing roles in American society.
  • Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    "Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins won a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.
  • 1975 in music.

    1975 in music

    Billboard-topping music artists in 1975 included The Eagles, The Elton John Band, Glen Campbell, John Denver, KC and the Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Valli, Minnie Riperton, The Bee Gees and Freddy Fender.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. Although they lacked the sound quality of vinyl records, they were far more convenient and portable.
  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 5, 1975.

  • November 6, 1975: The Sex Pistols play their first gig.
  • November 10, 1975:
    • ABBA release the single "Fernando".
    • 29 crew members die after the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior during a storm.
  • November 11, 1975: Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • November 20, 1975: Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dies.
  • November 22, 1975: The Spanish monarchy is restored when Juan Carlos is declared as the King of Spain in the aftermath of the death of nationalist dictator Francisco Franco.
  • November 27, 1975: Guinness Book of Records co-founder Ross McWhirter is killed by the Provisional IRA after he offers money to informants.
  • This date: December 5, 1975
  • December 6, 1975: The Balcombe Street siege begins when Provisional IRA members hold a couple hostage in London.
  • December 24, 1975: Serial killer David Berkowitz attempts to kill his first victim in the Co-Op City section of the Bronx.
  • December 25, 1975: English heavy metal band "Iron Maiden" is formed by Steve Harris in London.
  • December 29, 1975: 11 people are killed when a bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
  • January 1, 1976: Prankster Daniel N. Finegood changes the Hollywood sign to Hollyweed using sheets.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 5, 1975, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 5, 1975 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1975

Television shows that people were watching in December 1975:

TV shows from December 1975.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Harry O
Harry O
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons
Maude
Maude
The Rookies
The Rookies
Emergency!
Emergency!
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
Soul Train
Soul Train
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife

Cars in 1975

1975 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Seville, the Volkswagen Polo, the Chevrolet Monza, the Ford Granada, the AMC Pacer, and the Vauxhall Chevette.

Cars in 1975.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 1975

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Oddball Couple
The Oddball Couple
Return to the Planet of the Apes
Return to the Planet of the Apes
The Great Grape Ape Show
The Great Grape Ape Show

Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Valley of the Dinosaurs
Valley of the Dinosaurs
Hong Kong Phooey
Hong Kong Phooey
The New Adventures of Gilligan
The New Adventures of Gilligan
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Bailey's Comets
Bailey's Comets
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Toys in 1975

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Pet Rock
Pet Rock
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Connect Four
Connect Four
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Risk board game
Risk board game
Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)
Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey
Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)
Weebles
Weebles
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Frisbee
Frisbee
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 1975.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank
Space Race 1973
Space Race
Pong 1972
Pong

Were you born on December 5, 1975?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1975.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 5, 1981, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 5.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Business magnate Deceased
Born on December 5, 1901
He was not alive on this date.

Little Richard

Little Richard

Musician Deceased
Born on December 5, 1932
He turned 43 on this day in 1975.

Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz

Actor
Born on December 5, 1985
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Ross Bagley

Ross Bagley

Actor
Born on December 5, 1988
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Jules LeBlanc

Jules LeBlanc

American YouTuber
Born on December 5, 2004
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on December 5, 1975.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 5, 1975 was most likely conceived around March 14, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 5, 1975 is close to August 27, 1976.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 5, 1975:

  • 17,619 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,517 weeks have passed.
  • 1,522,281,600 seconds have passed since December 5, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,775,995,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 785,497,305,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 253,713,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 130,916,218 steps. That's roughly 58,185 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,267,379 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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